Member Monday Featuring Ravi Putcha

This week’s Member Monday photo comes to us from Ravi Putcha in Vietnam. He uses his travel photography to tell a story about the people he meets on his journey. We love this image because it’s unique and not something you see every day—not in the United States at least. Read on to find out where he got the inspiration for this shot!

About the Photo

Title: ‘Shop on a Boat’

Location: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam

These shop-boats sell snacks to the tourists boating in the Tam Coc lake. It is very serene, surrounded by beautiful karst (limestone) hills and rice fields. There’s a small bridge below which all the boats pass through. A friend and I looked down from the bridge, waiting for these shop-boats to pass through. Once we took photos from one side, we ran over to the other side of the bridge to get some more shots. Hearing our commotion, the woman in the picture looked up to see what was going on.

Gear and Software

I used Nikon d750 with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens in manual mode – color correction and sharpening on Lightroom and Photoshop. EXIF: f/6.3, 1/50, ISO 220

Photography Preferences

Travel and portraits.

Photography Inspiration

I love Scott Kelby’s classes – he is such a humble and inspiring teacher – my work improved after watching his classes over and over again. I also like travel photography classes of Rick Sammon.

Favorite KelbyOne Class

‘Travel Photography – Capturing the Essence of a City’ – you can see the impact of watching this (several times) on my Instagram feed: @raviputcha

Head over to Ravi’s Instagram to see more amazing travel photos as well as thoughtful and insight-filled portraits.

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